Bible: Daniel 9:20-27

Gabriel Gives to Daniel a Prophecy of Seventy Weeks

9:20 While I was still speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel and presenting my request before the LORD my God concerning his holy mountain 1  9:21 yes, while I was still praying, 2  the man Gabriel, whom I had seen previously 3  in a vision, was approaching me in my state of extreme weariness, 4  around the time of the evening offering. 9:22 He spoke with me, instructing me as follows: 5  “Daniel, I have now come to impart understanding to you. 9:23 At the beginning of your requests a message went out, and I have come to convey it to you, for you are of great value in God’s sight. 6  Therefore consider the message and understand the vision: 7 

9:24Seventy weeks 8  have been determined

concerning your people and your holy city

to put an end to 9  rebellion,

to bring sin 10  to completion, 11 

to atone for iniquity,

to bring in perpetual 12  righteousness,

to seal up 13  the prophetic vision, 14 

and to anoint a most holy place. 15 

9:25 So know and understand:

From the issuing of the command 16  to restore and rebuild

Jerusalem 17  until an anointed one, a prince arrives, 18 

there will be a period of seven weeks 19  and sixty-two weeks.

It will again be built, 20  with plaza and moat,

but in distressful times.

9:26 Now after the sixty-two weeks,

an anointed one will be cut off and have nothing. 21 

As for the city and the sanctuary,

the people of the coming prince will destroy 22  them.

But his end will come speedily 23  like a flood. 24 

Until the end of the war that has been decreed

there will be destruction.

9:27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one week. 25 

But in the middle of that week

he will bring sacrifices and offerings to a halt.

On the wing 26  of abominations will come 27  one who destroys,

until the decreed end is poured out on the one who destroys.”

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